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Eric Bakker N.D. Naturopathic Physician

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12 Foods To Avoid With Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Eric Bakker N.D. A cornerstone of amazing health is a great diet. Eating fresh and healthy has been a focus in my life for over forty years, and one of the most important habits as a naturopath I’ve tried to instill in our patients. To be well and stay well, you will need to eat […] Read more

Helicobacter Pylori Infection Causes, Symptoms and Best Natural Treatment

What Is Helicobacter Pylori? Do you suffer from heartburn, reflux or burping? Do you rely most days on a medicine to help settle your stomach? Is your stomach like this? Do you experience flatus, loose bowel motions, indigestion and fatigue regularly? Today I’m going to talk about a very annoying little bug called Helicobacter pylori […] Read more

Buteyko Breathing Method

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Why Buteyko Breathing? “The essence of my method is in decreasing the depth of breathing.” Professor K.P.Buteyko I am a total convert and a big fan of the Buteyko breathing method and regularly refer patients to a Buteyko specialist in New Zealand called Glenn White. Were you aware that many people in fact over-breathe (hyperventilate), […] Read more

Stress and Your Digestion

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The 6 Main Factors Affecting Your Digestion When It Comes To Stress Most patients I see in my practice eat under some kind of stressful situation, like a time constraint (during their lunch break in front of a screen), while watching the six o’clock news at night, checking messages on their cell phone or checking […] Read more

Muscular Tension Is Very Common With Stress

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Ever Get A Sore Neck Or Shoulders? Do you suffer with a sore lower back, tight neck and shoulders or have tension headaches regularly? What I’ve noticed is that many people I’ve seen with psoriasis of several years duration also complain of sore and tight muscles, and these muscles can differ from person to person. […] Read more

Stress Is A Nervous System Reaction

Got Stress? Your autonomic nervous system (ANS) is the part of your nervous system that maintains harmony and a sense of inner equilibrium inside your body. Whatever you feel, your ANS will be feeling, and in fact, anything you feel “automatically” your ANS will be responsible for. For example, your appetite, your mood, your ability […] Read more

How Do Probiotics Work?

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Why Probiotics? We already have billions of bacteria living in our gut. Some are harmful (pathogenic), but many are beneficial. As clinicians we know that keeping a balance between the good and the bad bacterial is critical to maintaining our good health. Probiotics not only help keep bad bacteria and yeast from growing in our […] Read more